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Stewed beans

Stewed beans
Stewed beans
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Category: Legumes

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 00:30

Dish: Starter

Quantity: 4


  • 300 g. white beans (soaked for at least 12 hours, reserve the water)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into small squares
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into small squares
  • 2 carrots cut into rounds
  • 2 potatoes cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 liter of water
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste

How To Make It

Step 1: We begin the preparation of our stewed beans, for this, in an express pot with a little olive oil and at medium temperature, add the onion and let it cook for 5 minutes, then add the red bell pepper, the green bell pepper and let it cook for 5 minutes.

Step 1: How To Make Stewed beans

Step 2: Add the carrots and stir, then add the potatoes, the sweet paprika powder and stir, then add the white beans, stir again.

Step 2: How To Make Stewed beans

Step 3: Add the water, the bay leaf and when it starts to boil, cover the pot, lower the heat a little and let it cook for 20 minutes (we must follow the instructions of our express pot since not all of them are the same), after 20 minutes, turn off the heat, wait for the express pot to boil all the steam, remove the lid, remove the bay leaf, add salt, stir and we have our delicious stewed beans ready.

Step 3: How To Make Stewed beans

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Preguntas y respuestas

What is the ideal soaking time for beans?

For best results, beans should be soaked in water for at least 12 hours, this step is crucial to soften them and reduce cooking time.

Can I add other vegetables to the stewed beans?

Yes, you can customize the recipe by adding other vegetables to your liking, such as celery, zucchini or eggplant.

Is it necessary to use an express pot for this recipe?

No, it is not necessary, although it is recommended to reduce the cooking time, if you do not have an express pot, you can use a traditional pot, you will have to adjust the cooking time to approximately 1-2 hours depending on the hardness of the beans.

Can I use broth instead of water to cook the beans?

Yes, using beef, chicken or vegetable broth instead of water can add a deeper, richer flavor to the dish.

How do I know if the beans are cooked properly?

Beans are well cooked when they are tender but still hold their shape, taste a bean after the recommended cooking time to make sure they are to your liking.

How long can this dish keep in the refrigerator?

Stewed beans can last up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator.


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